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Cotton Mather

Cotton Mather /ˈmæðər/ FRS was a New England Puritan minister, prolific author, and pamphleteer. He left a scientific legacy due to his hybridization experiments and his promotion of inoculation for disease prevention, though he is most frequently remembered today for his involvement in the Salem witch trials. He was subsequently denied the presidency of Harvard College which his father, Increase Mather, had held... Read More

BornFebruary 12, 1663
Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony
DiedFebruary 13, 1728 (aged 65)
Province of Massachusetts Bay
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